Adelante is the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative that seeks to reduce the gender gap in the region by giving women journalists the opportunities and skills to amplify their voices and to advance in their careers. The Initiative builds on the successes of the IWMF’s African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative.
Furthermore, international reporting trips and local fellowship themes will include democracy and governance, immigration, agricultural development, economic opportunity, expanded technology access, women’s rights and development, education, and conservation. Over the five years, IWMF’s Adelante program will enable more than 270 journalists to reshape the media narrative about the region.
Additionally, the IWMF will award year-long fellowships to journalists in the countries of focus who are reporting on issues of importance in their own communities. These fellowships will help journalists – both men and women – develop skills and deepen their expertise in a particular subject area, with support from international journalists and local editors.
- The IWMF pays for fellowship-related expenses within the framework of the reporting trip including visas, travel, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.
- The IWMF does not cover the cost of immunizations.
- Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
- Woman journalist of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
- Non-native English speakers must have an excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
- The IWMF may require additional training, experience, and/or language skills for some international reporting trips.
- Applicant must submit a complete application and story plan for each reporting trip for which she wants to apply.
- Also, Applications include basic details, a statement of interest including a researched story pitch, CV, work samples, and either a letter of support from an editor or a proven track record of publication.
- All applications materials must be submitted in either English or Spanish.